New York-based designer Carolina Herrera has appointed Raffaele Ilardo as its new Vice President of design, just two weeks before its catwalk presentation. Ilardo comes from Maison Margiela, where he worked under John Galliano as atelier director and creative advisor. He previously worked with Galliano […]

The late French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel was also known as ‘The Queen of Knitwear.’ She was best known for her design staples, such as the boxy ‘Poor Boy Sweater’ as well her playful womenswear designs with strip detailing, bows and applications. "She invented not just a style but an attitude, […]

La Perla revealed it has tapped Julia Haart as its new creative director. Haart succeeds former creative director Pedro Lourenço, who first took up the reins at La Perla in January, but then left after his contract ended in July. The label thanked Lourenco for his work in helping the brand move towards […]

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has passed away at the age of 86. Founder of the eponymous Parisian fashion label Sonia Rykiel and its ready-to-wear diffusion line Sonia by Sonia Rykiel the celebrated designer died on Thursday after a long battle with Parkinson, her daughter revealed to AFP. "My […]

INTERVIEW When you think of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), fashion is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. However, over the past years their influence within the fashion industry and its use of leather, wool, angora, fur and down has continued to grow - in part thanks […]

New York - Could Ferragamo be adding a new creative director? It has been reported that Paul Andrew is in consideration to be the brand's first creative director dedicated specifically to footwear. The report first broke on WWD, and another story followed this morning on Sunday World saying that Andrew […]

Last month saw Oscar de la Renta announce the departure of its creative director Peter Copping , leaving the luxury fashion house without a creative head. However it seems as of Oscar de la Renta will not be devoid of a creative director too long, as rumour has it the fashion house has begun courting […]

Kristopher Fraser joined FashionUnited in 2015, and serves as the publication's New York Editor. Based in New York City, he handles the content for the entire New York City market. He's one of our many international editors who helps make FashionUnited run. Describe a day in your life: I'm usually up […]

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